Development of an OPC Client-Server Framework for Monitoring and Control Systems

Date Added: Jun 2011
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In this paper, the current technological state of OPC (Openness, Productivity, and Collaboration; formerly "OLE for Process Control") standards and the problem statement of these OPC standards are discussed. The development of an OPC client-server framework for monitoring and control systems is introduced by using the new OPC Unified Architecture (UA) specifications, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), web services, XML, etc. The developed framework in turn minimizes the efforts of developers in learning new techniques and allows system architects and designers to perform dependency analysis on the development of monitoring and control applications.